Lancashire

Suspected arson at former Burnley high school site

Habergham High School building Image copyright Google
Image caption The derelict school closed permanently in 2006 after merging with Ivy Bank to form Hameldon Community College

A fire at the site of a former high school is believed to have been started deliberately, fire bosses said.

A blaze broke out at the empty Habergham High School building in Kiddrow Lane, Burnley at about 20:45 GMT on Sunday. No-one was injured.

Seven fire engines attended the fire at the two-storey building, Lancashire Fire and Rescue said.

An investigation is under way but the fire service said it was being treated as a suspected arson.

The derelict school closed permanently in 2006 after merging with Ivy Bank to form Hameldon Community College.

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